Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
January 30th, 2006
The Monday Of Miracles

Wow, what a nutty day.  I don't know
how it happened but at the very last minute, somehow our loan came
thru. !!!!!!   We went and signed papers and picked up our
keys. Our Keys.  Me and
Geo are still waiting to wake up… thanks for praying, I appreciate
it.  I still cannot believe that we are moving into our dream
house tonight — which is a good since they already turned off the gas
here at Sewer Flats (get it? turned off the gas? that's funny). 

So anyhow, I will not be around for a few days because we have to get
internet hooked up at the new House of Igarashi.  Wow, I am
actually moving.  God is nice to me.  I have no idea why, but
He is.

Lastly, thanks for all the great bloggers you introduced me to.  Here are the winners:
nsremomelected Eyecorn to win
Rebeca won Rae a calendar (this was a really neat blog from blogspot)
and JulieStew won BrokenMom a calendar

please let your friends know that you
won them a cool calendar that they will love, and then send me their
addy so I can mail it to them.
  Email me at

Lastly Lastly, thanks for the feedback that you have been leaving about the Winter issue. 
If you leave a comment on my blog about the article I wrote (good bad
or ugly) I will assume that we can publish your comment in the print
(if you leave a comment and *don't* want it published please include that with your comment)

Love Jenefer Igarashi Who Should Be Packing Instead of Blogging

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  1. PinkFlamingo said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 5:54 pm


    My mom (Letitia) just told me last night about the problems with your loan. So cool to see our prayers answered so plainly!! Congratulations on the new house, and I hope the move goes smoothly.



    on January 30th, 2006 at 6:12 pm

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    God is so so very good!

    I am so glad for your family.



  3. kleo30 said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 6:16 pm

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    Yea \o/ How very exciting for your family 🙂

  4. jacobsacademy said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 6:20 pm

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    Praising, praising!!!

    Jen – do this one thing – all of you gather together and pray over your new home/farm – pray for the Lord to bless and protect the four corners of your property…..the kids will never forget it – but neither will the Lord!!

    Blessings and Best Wishes!!

    Harriette Jacobs and family

  5. tn3jcarter said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 7:10 pm


    I’m so glad that you all are getting your place out in the country. I bet your kids can’t wait to get some chickens and goats and horses and… and… Remember that post of mine – If You Give A Family A Farm? You’ll see what I mean.

    And you’ll love every minute of it. And you’ll just keep saying, “Thank you God. We never could have done this without you.” And He will smile too!



  6. DaisyChain said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 7:21 pm

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    Whoooohooohooohooohooo! Congrats on the new house!

    JennMarie = )

  7. chickadee said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    wonderful news!

    how wonderful that you are finally in your new house. i wish you many blessings with your family there.

  8. Amber said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 8:09 pm


    You are one step closer to officially becoming a homesteader. If you enter my contest and win, I’ll change the rules. Your prize will be a GOAT!!!!!

    0:) Amber

  9. hakujin said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 8:33 pm


    I’ll be praying for the move to go well. Enjoy the new abode!

  10. Melkhi said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    Woo Hoo!!!!

    Praise the Lord! What a contrast from your last post! I was sad for you after I read the last one, but prayed that you’d be able to own that home in spite of everything seeming to go wrong.

  11. Juldos said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 9:02 pm

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    Rejoicing with you!

    Julie D.

  12. DandelionSeeds said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 9:07 pm

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    YIPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I’m so happy for you… and since I haven’t mailed your stuff yet… you’re going to need to give me the new address instead. I’m so happy for you guys! Congrats! Praise God! I think you should dance naked in the streets with your neighbors… (just a thought… it’s biblical you know… a;lskjdf;alsdfj;alsdhfj;alsfdj;aflsd)

    Love ya!


  13. creech7s said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    How wonderful!

    I’ll start looking for you a new nekked neighbor! Look forward to hearing all the wonderful “un-packing stories in a few days!!

  14. UndertheSky said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 10:30 pm


    Praise God, Jen! I am so very glad for you that your house came through!!



  15. Jammie said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    Dear Jen,

    Cool! Cool God, Cool Home, Cool Fam. You R the Coolies.

  16. eyecorn said,

    on January 30th, 2006 at 11:41 pm

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    How wonderful to come to your blog tonight and read the AWESOMELY FANTASTIC news (no, not that I won a calendar….although, that is the second most awesome news of the night!)…but your new home!!!! God has wonderful plans for you guys! Much happiness in your new home.


    p.s. Thank you, thank you for the prize

  17. mamaduso said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 12:23 am

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    I am so happy for you! Have fun arranging all the things in your new home. I can’t wait to see pics. Post some please!


  18. cudltot said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 7:52 am

    Doing the Happy Dance for you…

    good thing you can’t see it!


  19. Leigh2 said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 9:06 am

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    Congratulations on your new home! God is good, isn’t He? We plan to buy a house this summer…pray for us! :o)

  20. tulip said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 9:30 am


    Whoohoo!! How Great our God is!!!

    Sooo…when’s everyone invited over for the BBQ???? ;-D

    Richly blessed in Him!



  21. mrsclark said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 11:07 am

    : )

    So happy for you. Ya’ll deserve your new homestead. Make lots of wondermous memories there.

    Love love love the Winter issue. I squealed with glee when the postal chicka brought it to my door.

  22. KayinMaine said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 1:48 pm

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    Praise the Lord, and congratulations!

  23. mycrazylife said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 3:16 pm


    Praise God, that is an answer to prayer! I am so happy for you and your family. Ciao to Sewer Flats! Now get to packin’!

    P.S. Blue Thistle Books is running a slogan contest. The prize is $50.00 in books of your choice. Make sure you enter!

  24. FreeStuffForHomeschoolers said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    Get to packing…

    Girlfriend…get outta Sewer Flats quick before they call back and say they made a mistake! Ha Ha!

    God is soooooo good, isn’t He? Just when we start to lose it…He comes back around and says “psych — had ya there for a minute, huh?” Well…he probably doesn’t really do that but it was funny to think about…

    Praisin’ the Lord with ya! Now….on to home maintenance…..oh joy!

    Love ya


  25. lazearbeam said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 5:56 pm

    That is such wonderfully awesome news!

    And even if I saw it a day later, it encouraged me on a day when I’m feeling down and not so trusting. He truly is good! Even if you hadn’t got the house, He would still be good, BUT it is great to praise Him for such a wonderful gift! I hope that you have smooth sailing on the move. I wish I lived a little closer, I’d be glad to help.

    Love and shalom,


  26. drewsfamilytx said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 7:13 pm

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    Congrats on your new house Familia de Igarashi! That is so incredibly exciting and wonderful and I completely know what you mean about wondering why God is sooo very good to us when we completely and utterly don’t deserve it! But HOORAY!!!

    By the way, dear Jenefer, you’re article was fantastic (as usual!). You have quite the talent of coming up with new terminology too. I think I will be using the term “Gaker” for quite some time. It is only by our humble examples that we can teach our children to be Givers. Quite the task since they see the good, the bad and the ugly in us! While being homeschoolers gives us much more opportunity to actually show them selfless giving, it also gives them many more opportunities to see us be Takers or Gakers in the little everyday things.

    Hope to hear from you soon, my friend! That will be after your dear children have unpacked the house, of course!



  27. CMMomma said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 9:14 pm


    I’m so happy your house troubles are over!!

    I grew up a taker as well. I was an only child, so I was quite spoiled. There is nothing like having children just like you to remind you of what a beast you really were as a child. I have a brother that is 19 years younger than me and I see him following in my “spoiled brat” footsteps as well. I’m still a gaker, but try to bet transparent and honest about it with my kids.


  28. Momwtrmn said,

    on January 31st, 2006 at 11:06 pm

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    Congrats on the home!

    Many blessings!

    Christi Waterman

  29. Amber said,

    on February 1st, 2006 at 4:03 am

    Your Article

    PTL, I just got done reading your article and what can I say oth than it was GREAT and to the point. The Lord has blessed you with a wonderful talent, a gift. The gift of writing and a gift for seeing things as they are. Thank you for sharing it with us or should I say GIVING it to us.

    God Bless,


    PS~ Did you coin GAKER? If so, can I gake it from you? asj;ljfsdjgh

    PPS~ I pray that the Lord allows you to settle in your new home VERY SOON! 🙂

  30. Amber said,

    on February 1st, 2006 at 7:58 am

    I realized something!

    After a couple hours of sleep, it dawned on me, I can’t count either! I said in my comment that you had a talent, and then listed 2 things (a=1…DUH!) Well, the Lord has blessed you with many talent, I only listed 2 of them. And Jen, YOUR” NOT A GAKER AT ALL, YOU ARE DEFINATELY A GIVER!!!! Ask ANYONE!

    God Bless,

    Amber who should be cleaning because, her sister in law/best friend is coming Friday instead of leaving you a zillion comment, but can’t help it bcz I like you SO much!

    PS~ That wasn’t too long was it?! skldajlkfjlkajlkgk;

  31. hippiechyck said,

    on February 1st, 2006 at 8:30 am

    okay, sorry i'm late


    i wish i was there, i’d bring ya a lasagna! many blessings in the new homestead!

  32. DandelionSeeds said,

    on February 1st, 2006 at 2:35 pm

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    Just stoppin’ by to let you know I was thinking of you.



  33. 4beachbabies said,

    on February 1st, 2006 at 9:17 pm


    Yay! About your house! Congratulation! Praise God!



  34. KarenW said,

    on February 1st, 2006 at 11:21 pm

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    I should be sleeping instead of blogging!

    Thanks for the article on Givers, Takers and Gakers. I’d like to think I’m a giver but I’m sure you are correct in saying that the givers don’t know who they are. I am most certainly a gaker. My prayer is that I will allow God to change my heart and have a more giving attitude. I love this verse from 2 Corinthians 12:15 “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.”

  35. Jammie said,

    on February 2nd, 2006 at 9:27 am


    This must be a record for you, yet I am so excited every time I peak over here and don’t see a new entry! Because I just KNOW that means you are having a wonderful time moving into your dream home! May the Lord bless you and your family and your new home!


  36. EclecticUnschooling said,

    on February 2nd, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    Wonderful news!

    How absolutely GREAT that you have your dream home!!! I hope you haven’t too many papercuts from cardboard boxes and raw fingertips from packing tape. LOL

  37. Momwtrmn said,

    on February 3rd, 2006 at 1:36 am

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    LOL…. Whatever will you do to get your sister back? She has BAMBOOZLED you blog! That banner? Sooooo funny!

    Many blessings!


  38. BeccaLoo said,

    on February 3rd, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    I am tagging you!

    You can get the q’s on my blog. TTYL!

  39. vgarr said,

    on February 3rd, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    I am laughing

    my dern fool head off over the banner on your blog.


  40. Anonymous said,

    on February 3rd, 2006 at 4:39 pm

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    Congrats and Praise the Lord!


    Molly from

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